FYI: Android Pie finally kills share sheet pain with Pinning

Android is the most used mobile platform on the planet and it has achieved it by being open-source and listening to user feedback. Google has always been on the top of its game when it comes to taking user feedback into account and implementing it.

One such feature is the ability to pin apps on the top of the share screen on Android. The feature has been around for a while now but it’s the one that often goes unnoticed. The feature is useful for those who share stuff frequently and don’t want to scroll through a gazillion of apps that are installed on their phones. For those who didn’t know about the feature, here’s how you can use it:

  • Select the file you want to share. For instance, we decided to share a picture from the Gallary on Facebook. To do that, we opened the Gallary app and then opened the picture which was supposed to be shared.
  • Now look for the share icon and tap on it. This should pull up a list of apps which allow sharing of photos.
  • Next up look for the app you want to share, which in our case is Facebook. Press and hold on the app until a menu pops up.
  • This menu will have two options- Pin and App info. Tap on Pin and it should pin the app to the top of the share menu.

This way next time you have to share something via the app, you don’t have to scroll around to find the app. To remove the app, simply follow the steps above and you will get an option to unpin the app from the menu. This handy tip should help users to share files instantly on apps they use the most. Make sure to leave a comment below if this tutorial helped you to use the share menu efficiently.

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